The Guardian says Matar stormed onto the stage as Salman Rushdie was preparing to speak as a client speaker at the Chautauqua Institute literary competition and attacked him with what appeared to be a sharp object.
Since The Satanic Verses came out in 1988, Salman Rushdie has received a lot of bad press. In fact, the then Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini, issued a fatwa (ban) against the author. The fatwa said Rushdie should be killed. This ended because the author’s writing was blasphemous.
Politico says the Iranian government is offering a $3 million reward for the person who kills Salman Rushdie.
All about the person who allegedly attacked Salman Rushdie
Newsweek says Hadi Matar was born in California but lived in Fairview, New Jersey. The Associated Press says the person who assaulted Salman Rushdie had a fake New Jersey driver’s license at the time.
Authorities in New York have not confirmed Hadi Matar’s reasons for the attack, but his posts on social media suggest that he may have been influenced by his alleged admiration for Shia extremism and Iranian government-linked projects such as the Iranian Army Corps Islamic Revolutionary Guard was inspired. a branch of the Iranian Armed Forces founded by Ayatollah Khomeini.
The government found out that Hadi Matar supported these causes, but they have not yet proven that he worked for the Iranian government. The suspect allegedly attacked Salman Rusdhie in black clothes and military uniform. This made the people who were there think that the attack was planned.
NBC New York gave the latest information on how bad the attack was and it was revealed that Rushdie is now on ventilators. He has nerve damage in one arm and his liver is injured. Someone might have moved one of his eyes.
Violence has been associated with both Salman Rushdie and the publication of The Satanic Verses in the past. At least 45 deaths have been linked to the post-fatwa riot, including the 1991 assassination of Hitoshi Igarashi. Igarashi was a comparative literature assistant who translated Rushdie’s e-book into Japanese.